On Friday, May 11th Rochester Contemporary Art Center and Rochester Art Collectors will co-present a community discussion that directly addresses the place of regional art, artists and audiences in the global marketplace of ideas.
Program title: Think globally. Create, experience & collect locally.
Panelists and audience members consider the implications of the broader art world on creating, collecting and experiencing art at the regional level. Is art made outside the region any more or less relevant to Rochester? Do artists & viewers with a regional point of view have something to contribute to the global marketplace of ideas? What should gallerists & collectors be thinking about work made in our region vs. across the nation and around the world?
Louis Perticone from Artisan Works will take a regional perspective while recently retired gallerist, Nan Miller, will speak from a national and international point of view. Bradley Butler, a practicing artist as well as the gallery director/curator at Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs, New York will offer his observations as well. All the panelists will talk about the impacts experienced right here in the Rochester-Finger Lakes Region. The audience will be encouraged to participate in the discussion.
The program will be held at RoCo during the Federico Solmi – The Good Samaritans exhibition that runs from April 6th through May 12th.
The Good Samaritans is a solo exhibition comprised of several video installations by Italian artist Federico Solmi. His installations include different media such as video, drawings, mechanical sculptures and paintings. Solmi employs bright colors and a satirical aesthetic to portray a dystopian vision of our present-day society. The exhibition includes a new text about Solmi’s work by Larry Ossei-Mensah, an independent curator and cultural critic.
Think globally. Create, experience and collect locally will be open to the public. The program will begin at 6:00 pm with a social/mixer and will run until about 7:30pm.
Tickets for this program are $2/each but free for members of Rochester Contemporary Art Center and Rochester Art Collectors. Reservations are requested. Click here to get the details and your reserve your seat(s).
Look for more collaboration between Rochester Art Collectors and Rochester Contemporary Art Center leading up to the massive 6x6 exhibition in June.
Rochester Art Collectors announced today that the group will utilize social media outlets Instagram & Facebook to bring more attention to the art found in private collections in our community.
Collectors who use Instagram will be asked to periodically post an image of the art displayed in their home or office to those social media sites along with #ROCtheArt and @rochesterartcollectors. The images posted on Instagram and Facebook and marked with #ROCtheArt will be searchable on those sites.
A curated selection of #ROCtheArt posts will be added to Rochester Art Collectors' website. If you type ROCtheArt.org into your browser you will go right to the page. You will also be able to find the #ROCtheArt page on RochesterArtCollectors.org's main menu.
"Instagram is the ideal social media platform to show off the amazing works of art collected in Rochester."
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Rochester Art Collectors co-organizer, Rome Celli, will be interviewed on ROC Image Radio along with local artist & community activist, Shawn Dunwoody, men's fashion designer, Lucky Nahum, & gallerist, Steven Argento..
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